FRENCH ART DECO STONEWARE VASE

by Henri Simmen (1880-1963)
France, 1923-1932


8 1/8" high; 2 ½" wide

This tall slender vase has a wonderful form and an ochre glaze.

Henri Simmen studied pottery with Edmond Lachenal and established his studio in Meudon, a suburb of Paris. His early work, between 1910-1914, was inspired by the folk traditions in European ceramics including faience and salt-glazed stoneware. After World War I he studied Oriental techniques in the Far East. Upon his return to France, he set up a studio in Montredon, near Marseille, and between 1923-1935, produced hand modelled pieces with monochrome glazes, which sometimes included sculptural decoration.

Signed H Sim in enamel underneath.

Provenance:
Collection of Karl Lagerfeld, Sotheby's Paris, May 15, 2003, Lot #180.

$10,000 - Inv. #176